The 59 meter long supply vessel Ocean Spirit 1 ran aground near Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands. The Ocean Spirit 1 had run aground on the rocks just outside the entrance to the East Gregory Channel. Authorities dispatched inspectors to the scene to examine the vessel for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the Coast Guard was coordinating efforts with the vessel’s owner to salvage the Ocean Spirit 1.
The 190 foot long ro-ro cargo vessel Sabre Spirit ran aground off Current Cut between Saint Thomas and Great Saint James in the US Virgin Islands. The vessel was en route to Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas from Tortola, British Virgin Islands when it grounded. The Sabre Spirit suffered some hull damage and water ingress. No reports of injuries to the 12 crew on board. Authorities from St. Thomas arrived on scene and temporary repairs were completed. The Sabre Spirit was refloated on the following high tide and proceeded to Crown Bay, Saint Thomas. No reports of pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.